Industry Voices

Kristi Hopper nursery
(Photo by Michael Hunter)
When a Texas couple planned to adopt a baby, they needed a nursery that was as comfortable as it was functional. Designer Kristi Hopper created this neutral-yet-playful space that pairs muted colors… more
Increase your interior design revenues
Raise your interior design rates to reflect the true value of design.
Whether you are an independent interior designer, or you head a small firm, you want to increase your design revenues. Often you make it much more complicated than it needs to be. Money loves… more
Christina Henck gender-neutral nursery design
Neutral color palettes layered with trending textiles help maintain the gender-neutral look in nurseries and kids' rooms.
Nurseries are the sweetest spaces to design, and there’s lately been a radical departure from the typical inspiration that’s always been front and center. Whether you're outfitting a soft, neutral… more
Sahara Oasis Stacy Garcia
Photo Shown Clockwise from Top Left: Photo by Simone Hutsch via unsplash, Photo by Dario Valenzuela via unsplash, Photo by Ruben Bagues via unsplash, Photo by Simone Hutsch via unsplash
Who says sandy hues have to be dull? We’re giving grit a whole new look with the creamy appeal of Sahara Oasis. Elevating an atmosphere that may otherwise seem rugged or abrasive, this sorbet orange… more
Michael Caradine The Mercantile New Orleans
The Mercantile, New Orleans, LA designed by Adrian Caradine Contract Design Inc.
Michael Caradine is a founder and Principal of Adrian Caradine Contract Design Inc. with over 35 years of experience designing and managing hospitality projects. His talents are enriched by interests… more
What happens when two globe-trotting journalists decide to start a business of their own in licensed product design? Madcap Cottage, that’s what. With backgrounds in interior and graphic design (John… more
High Point Market is the largest home furnishings market in the world, but that’s not the reason you want to go. In fact, what I’m telling you here applies to every design market whether it’s High… more
The great news about home furnishings is that for every home built, every home renovation completed, every move made, and every family addition whether a baby, young adults, or seniors moving in,… more
Stacy Garcia Color Crush color trends in iced macchiato
Clockwise from Top Left: Photo by André Roma via unsplash, Photo by Tod Seitz via unsplash, Photo by Ewa Fournier Le Ray via unsplash Stacy Garcia | New York Textiles – Pickup (Wheat)
Get your caffeine fix with our latest Color Crush, Iced Macchiato! A new spin on trending warm neutrals, Iced Macchiato brings us a refreshing sense of natural delight. Inspired by the delicious… more
time management for interior designers, retailers
5 tips for finding more time
It recently occurred what my second favorite day of the year is (after Thanksgiving). It’s not my birthday or even Christmas. It is the day after we move the clocks back for daylight saving time. On… more
Leigh Jones sunroom
(Photo: Dustin Peck Photography)
With an interior design career spanning nearly 40 years, Leigh Jones, Principal Designer at home furnishings retailer The Very Thing, specializes in comfortable luxury. Here she designed a bright and… more
Stacy Garcia Color Crust Zest
Stacy Garcia's July Color Crush delivers a summery and energetic hue: Zest
Vibrant hues are back with Zest! A daring & compelling color, this lime green gives us an invigorating sense of energy, motivating us to be active & alert as we’re influenced by the trending… more
Old San Juan Fernando Rodriguez
Fernando Rodriguez designs a landmark home in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Editor’s Note: We started this journey with Fernando Rodriguez in the August issue of Furniture, Lighting & Decor. Read on to learn the ins and outs of updating a historic Old San Juan home. You… more
John McClain living room
Photo: Amy Lamb, Native House Photography
When the owners of a home in upscale Winter Park, FL, approached John McClain of John McClain Design asking for a Mid-Century, gray-heavy space, he took their vision and infused it with his own… more
Stacy Garcia Urban Adaptation
Images shown clockwise from top left: Stacy Garcia Commercial for York Wallcoverings – Sprout (Lily), Stacy Garcia Commercial Textiles: Realm Collection – Elevate (Sage), Scott Webb via Unsplash, Bruno Ramos Lara via Unsplash, Chelsea Bock via Unsplash, Scott Webb via Unsplash
Sparked by the need to reduce our environmental footprint and our desire to be one with nature, urban residents have found new ways to integrate agriculture into a digitalized world. Taking the… more
fun at work
7 tips for fun at work
Are you having fun in your business? When you enjoy something, you are happier (and that makes the people around you happier as well). On the other hand, if you find a task painful, you generally… more
Surface Pattern Designer Stacy Garcia has made a name for herself, sharing her aesthetic through her hospitality textiles company LebaTex as well as licensing her designs across multiple categories,… more
Christina Henck Boho Chic
Photo: Sean Kane
Trends have always paralleled between interior design and fashion worlds. Here are a few of the latest ways furniture design is mirroring the top fashion houses.  Both apparel and interior… more